Monthly Archives: January 2013
Winter does not seem to exist in New Jersey anymore. I planted cauliflower in September hoping it would survive some frost and be ready by the middle of December just in time for the opening of Agricola. The restaurant opening got delayed and I spent most of December working from home on season summaries and exploring Vermont. I went on a field walk the other day to check on conditions and harvest some kale for personnel use. When I arrived at our cauliflower out in the field I was shocked at how well some heads turned out. They were not under any cover and it appears the plants with more leaves protecting the heads survived better then the larger ones that got exposed to freezing conditions. We still have beets and carrots out in the field to look forward to harvesting soon.